McAfee VirusScan Enterprise and AntiSpyware Enterprise
Risk and policy management
Recently acquired by Symantec, Altiris provides enterprises with a scalable agentless or agent-based solution that readers say is easy to use and offers strong trend reporting. Readers touted its ability to identify policy violations and solid returns on investment. The product includes customizable policy files from organizations like NIST, CIS and SANS, and policy files for industry regulations such as SOX, FISMA and HIPAA. Readers did express some concern over installation and configuration capabilities, as well as support.
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In this tip, application hardening tools and the use of obfuscation is discussed. Industry analysts talk about security trends with mobile devices and advise organizations to pay close attention to application security in order to protect their IPs.